And the threat of yet another threatened fracking law suit by yet another fracking Shale Shyster. Imagine that. Or just another media stunt. http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/fracking/2015/08/07/propane-fracking/31278725/ Unable to secede from New York State, some Upstate Frack Addicts now propose to clusterfrack themselves with the equivalent of napalm. Or at least get some free publicity by threatening to propane frack a wildcat well themselves- since the company … [Read more...] about Tioga Frack Addicts Propose to Frack Themselves with Propane. Again.
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Mayhem ensues - along with pollution - and the usual cover-ups . . . When one frack hits another frack, they can contaminate groundwater. Which Frack Club says "never happens" Except when it does. http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059985587 When Two Fracks Meet Gayathri Vaidyanathan, E&E reporter EnergyWire: Monday, August 5, 2013 When a geyser of oil and fracking fluid spewed out of an oil well on a farmer's field in Innisfail, Alberta, it coated 100 trees with a fine … [Read more...] about When Frackers Frack Each Other
A DOE test well in Pennsylvania has proven that a frack can travel up to almost 2,000 feet. Which means that a frack can contaminate an aquifer - if the separation between the two is less than 2,000 feet. Immediately. That means that any fracked horizontal lateral that is closer than 2,000 feet to any aquifer may have already contaminated that aquifer. No longer a matter of "if" - just how many have been contaminated and by how much. The proposed separation between a frack and an aquifer in … [Read more...] about DOE: Fracks Can Hit Aquifers !
No matter how fracking hard they didn't fracking try. Both sides of the debate are spinning the recently published EPA Frack Study as "a partial vindication" "no smoking gun" "the smoking gun" "a cover up" "the justification for (fill in the blank)" etc etc etc. How about none of the above. The EPA study was so limited in scope and compromised as to be meaningless. Of course Fracking pollutes water; billions of gallons annually, most of it permanently. That's a given. It is impossible … [Read more...] about Frack Study Cyclops: EPA Didn’t Fracking Find What It Couldn’t See
You have to wonder whether Sunbury mayor, Dave Persing, really has any very good idea—or even a glimmer of moral compass—about what might be involved in the Clean Harbors construction of a Marcellus Shale Waste Processing Facility smack-dab in the middle of that small city. Planned for the long-idled and stunning eyesore, the Knight-Celotex fiberboard thermal insulation plant shuttered its doors and declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April, 2009 (Knight-Celotex files for bankuptcy » News » … [Read more...] about Clean Harbors Spells Frack-Tastrophe for the Citizens of Sunbury: Sold Down the Susquehanna by Mayor Dave Persing
Frack waste is evidently a lot "hotter" than the regulators have been telling us. The most common methodology of testing frack flowback for radioactivity understates the level of radiation by over 90%. Which may account for the low standards in Fracksylvania for spreading fracking flowback on roads: "It's OK to use flowback as de-icer as long as it doesn't glow." That might give it away. The frackers take the radioactive frack water filters, known as "frack rubbers," which become highly … [Read more...] about Radioactive Frack Water & Illicit Frack Rubbers
Some frack addicts are exploiting a loophole in the state drilling regulations; which appears to allow a well to be fracked with napalm. What they are not thinking about is the environmental hurdles; namely how many pizzas they are going to have to buy for the survivors. Horizontal wells are permitted in New York state. In the Town of Barton, there were three horizontal well drilled into Black River, but not fracked, by Talisman back in 2007. All were dry and are now plugged. Fracks under … [Read more...] about Propane Frack Farce Slouches Towards Pizzas
It is illegal to truck frack waste and dump it as "brine" on roads in Texas. Not as "dust suppressant" Not as "de-icer" Not as chocolate syrup. No SEQR necessary. No "health impact analysis." Not by simply reclassifying flowback as "brine." You just can't do it. It is illegal to pretend to treat frack flowback in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Texas. No local option. No SGEIS. No SPEDES review. No 4 part forms to fill out. You just can't do it. Why is that ? Because even … [Read more...] about Ban Frack Waste Dumping In New York State
Don’t Know Frack Part 1 Range Resources Don’t Know Frack Part 2 Michael Krancer was appointed as Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary by Governor Tom Corbett in 2011. Krancer resigned his position effective April 15, 2013 and returned to his old law firm of Blank Rome which represents a number of natural gas corporations operating in the Marcellus Shale. He is now head of Blank Rome's Energy, Petrochemical & Natural Resources Practice. His famous … [Read more...] about DEP-DON’T KNOW FRACK (PART 3)
Judge Correale Stevens has been approved to take his seat on the PA Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination. The PA Supreme Court is now filled, and previously tied decisions should be soon settled one way or the other. The political affiliations are now 4 Republicans and 3 Democrats. One of the decisions tied up in the courts is that of the Frack Anywhere Zoning provision in Act 13. Frack Anywhere basically removes the power from local communities to … [Read more...] about FRACK ANYWHERE ZONING DECISION SOON?